On June 17, 2004, SPMH took a giant step forward in planning for the future healthcare needs of the communities we serve, when the administration and board announced plans to build a new hospital. The new facility will bolster the hospital's mission of providing top-quality health care for area residents, and provide needed flexibility to grow and adapt to new medical technologies as they develop.
Construction of the new Peterson Regional Medical Center will he the largest building project in Kerr County history. The medical center will be located west of the Peterson Ambulatory Care Center on a 35-acre campus at the end of Wesley Drive. Groundbreaking ceremonies took place on Dec. 8, 2005, and the first few weeks of construction focused on creating an extension of Hill Country Dr and laying pipes for water and sewage. After completion of the roads and pipelines, work will start on the actual structure.
On January 31, 2006, Hospital Board President Tom Murray and Granger MacDonald of MacDonald and Associates announced that a contract for the sale of the downtown hospital properties had been finalized. MacDonald and Associates' exciting plan calls for converting the current seven-story hospital into an upscale, multi-use facility that combines retail, office and residential space.
The plan will provide significant economic benefits to the historic downtown district and greater Kerrville for decades to come. Parties will close on the contract when the new Peterson Regional Medical Center is complete.
With the exception of open heart surgery and neurosurgery, most other medical treatments or procedures are available right here in the Hill Country, right where Hal and Charlie Peterson believed medical services should be; close to home, friends and family. While much growth and innovation has occurred since 1949, the commitment to excellence established at that time has remained constant. Peterson Regional Health Care Center is the embodiment of a philosophy and mission that is dedicated to providing high quality health care to the residents of the Hill Country. – less–ZoomInfo